I’ve mentioned the roof arches a bunch of times, at least on Twitter, & people are like, ‘huh?’.
Above is a roof arch.
& here, in case that isn’t enough to visualize what I’m working on, is a roof arch in place.
Each of those notches will hold a 2×4 rafter that will run the length of the tinker’s wagon. Those get covered in plywood, & then over that, for the next year or so, will go a heavily-stapled, heavy duty tarp.
… I know, I know, but roofing is SPENDY & other people have done the same thing & the tarp lasts a while if you do it right & well, we’ll see.
Anyway, getting the thing up there & fastened on my own was a bit of an adventure, but I had clamps & good balance & a LOT of motivation not to drop the thing.
Getting that first screw in was a real relief, gotta tell ya.
With that in place I could get the rest of the boards up on that wall, although I put down more housewrap first. Which was also an adventure!
How did I get high enough to get those top staples in? Why, only this:
(Mom, don’t look)
(Aunt Ann, don’t look)
It’s still more stable than a ladder.
With that up I could add another board, once I’d trimmed it to fit around the window.
… & then the sun set.
Tomorrow, I’m hoping to finish the rest of that wall all the way to the top of the arch, & get at least a bit done on the back wall as well. There’s another arch for the back wall, & two more that’ll go on the 2x4s that go across the tinker’s wagon (they’re visible in the picture above).
I am getting SO CLOSE to having at least the outside done, & that’s good, cos sooner or later there’s gonna be weather.
For now, napping, & then walls.